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Clapp Family History

Clapp Name Meaning

English (chiefly Bristol): from Middle English clop(pe) ‘lump’, ‘hillock’ (from Old English clopp(a)), applied either as a topographic name or as a nickname for a large and ungainly person. Variant spelling of German Klapp.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Capp, Knapp, Copp, Lapp, Sapp, Plapp, Clamp, Trapp, Clay, Cap

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Where is the Clapp family from?

You can see how Clapp families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Clapp family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Clapp families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 204 Clapp families living in Ontario. This was about 73% of all the recorded Clapp's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Clapp families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Clapp surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Clapp ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Income were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Clapp. 34% of Clapp men worked as a Farmer and 22% of Clapp women worked as an Income. Some less common occupations for Americans named Clapp were Student and Book Keeper.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
    34%
  • Labourer
    11%
  • Laborer
    7%
  • Student
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Income
    22%
  • Housekeeper
    16%
  • Clerk
    11%
  • Book Keeper
    11%
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Census Records

There are 98,000 census records available for the last name Clapp. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Clapp census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 8,000 immigration records available for the last name Clapp. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 17,000 military records available for the last name Clapp. For the veterans among your Clapp ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Clapp lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Clapp life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Clapp in 1944 was 28, and 75 in 2004.

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